museums&MORE Spring 2012

Animal Instinct

Trends in zoo products lean toward the wild sideZoos stores are in the unique position of being located in an area where animals are showcased on a daily basis. And whether it's a pattern or a plush, ... more

Artist Spotlight: Artgame

Royce McClure sees art as a license for creativity and funIn a world of competition and talk of economic woe, it's often good to remember that life should not be taken too seriously. When Royce McClur... more

Editor’s Letter: The Proof is in the Print

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."Although the quote is attributed to Mark Twain, I feel it can also be applied to the realm of print, both in personal and professional capacitie... more

Growing Gifts

Where sales and service come naturally More than 250,000 people walk by the door of the 500-square-foot Growing Gifts shop at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wis., every year, and when they ... more

Retail Responsibility

Managing employees through conflict, emotions and more Employee conflicts, scheduling challenges, store communication. The list of why and what managers have to deal with is endless when it comes to m... more

Shopping at Sea

Onboard boutiques turn cruise ships into floating retail centersShipboard retail used to consist of cramped spaces that offered duty-free merchandise and toiletries. Today's mega-ships, however, featu... more

Social Networking

Networking in a 'fan,' 'like,' 'follow' worldAny profitable businessperson will tell you that networking was integral in their success. Meeting and interacting with people in your industry provides yo... more

Take Note

Greeting cards, stationery can help you write a better bottom lineIn an age of electronic communication, one might think that greeting cards and stationery products have gone way of the dinosaur. In a... more

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